Oscar Nominations for Documentary Feature and Short Announced

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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. Here’s the list for documentary film.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
NO END IN SIGHT
Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE
Richard E. Robbins
SICKO
Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
Alex Gibney and Eva Orner
WAR/DANCE
Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

FREEHELD
Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth
LA CORONA (THE CROWN)
Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega
SALIM BABA
Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello
SARI’S MOTHER
James Longley

This is the second nomination for filmmakers Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine — winner, 2002) and Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room — nominee, 2005), and the first Academy Award nomination for the rest of the documentary feature group.

Reaction to the nominations is trickling in from around the blogosphere. Most bloggers seem pretty happy with the list so far. IndieWire calls the doc line-up “a rather unsurprising group.” Cinematical writer Kim Voyner predicts No End in Sight to win. Cinematical interviewed nominated filmmaker Alex Gibney a few weeks ago about Taxi to the Dark Side in San Francisco.

We’ll post more good interviews from around the Web with nominees later today.

What are your thoughts on the nominee list and who do you think should win?

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